Kim Carson, an American record holder and two time NCAA champion while at LSU, offers some great ideas as both a coach and competitor in her World Class 100 Hurdles video. The following clips will help you and your team become better hurdlers. See how you can be at your best for your next meet!
An ideal place to begin looking at the hurdles is in setting up your blocks. For a beginning hurdler or coach (and even a veteran) the set-up of the starting blocks is critical to your success. Coach Carson offers some easy to follow methods to ensure that your athletes are not only in the proper position in the blocks, but also ways to replicate a start that brings you into the first hurdle in proper hurdling form.
Certainly a key to better hurdling is developing the over-all athletic talent and skill of your athletes. Hurdling is unique in that it requires not only great speed, but controlled speed and co-ordination. The hurdler must develop a combination of speed, flexibility and explosiveness to clear the hurdle and immediately return to sprinting form. Many are familiar with the various over the hurdle and side to the hurdle drills common in many hurdling programs, but Coach Carson takes things a step further with Advanced Movement Drills, using a teaching progression over smaller and regular sized hurdles. Some examples of these are one-step and three-step drills emphasizing form and quickness.